Last night with the Indians idle and the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, a strange thing happened. People started looking forward to seeing Matt Leinart’s backup Derek Anderson in pre-season action. Obviously, you can guess how that went for Browns fans. There wasn’t necessarily any cheering against DA, but there was a lot of, “Yup. That’s the guy we know.” Derek Anderson came in and threw some impressive passes in his first drive. He got the Cards all the way to the Titans’ three yard line. Then he fired a bullet to a crossing receiver at the back of the end zone. Fired the bullet so hard that it went right through the receiver’s arms at mach 11. Then on a slant, his receiver did well to gain inside position. DA fired another bullet… three feet behind him. It glanced off the receiver’s hands. The Cards eventually settled for a field goal.
On Twitter the Cleveland fans were getting after it. As I said, they weren’t necessarily rooting against him, but there was almost relief that what we saw DA do in Cleveland is what DA is doing now in Arizona. As paranoid fans, we constantly worry that a guy will be able to do something somewhere else that he wasn’t able to do here. We fear that there could be something in the water. We fear that statement of, “Well, now that he is out of Cleveland he can finally get to work.”
The Browns’ most active Tweeter Eric Wright is still trying to understand Cleveland. He was chatting with the fans and trying to figure out why so many people were “hatin” on Derek Anderson.
I see theres a lotta HATE out there fa DA.. Smh it pains me to even read sum of this stuff.. #NotCool
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Im fine wit that. I guess I jus dont do HATE very well. It def comes wit the territory tho #shrug
Some Cleveland fans reminded Eric Wright about the time that Derek Anderson got hurt and fans were either cheering on Brady Quinn to replace DA or cheering that DA got injured. I would like to think it was mostly the former, but I am sure it was a bit of both. I won’t lump everyone in obviously. Anyway, Wright communicates with Cleveland fans very well.
Ima VERY forgiving person. However I do wonder how Id feel if I suffered a season ending injury at Browns Stadium n the crowd cheered in joy
All good tho.. Good talk.. I appreciate u guys keepin it sumwat respectful.. Glad we can have a coo discussion witout makin it a big deal
And so it goes in the instantaneous virtual water cooler of Twitter. Derek Anderson plays and Cleveland can unite online to talk about it with current Cleveland Browns players. Technology rules.